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iPad hack enables SMS messages on T-Mobile SIM

updated 11:55 pm EDT, Sun May 2, 2010

Functionality requires trimming of standard SIM

The iPhone Dev Team, a group better known for iPhone jailbreaking, has allegedly found a way to send SMS messages from a 3G iPad. The additional functionality reportedly requires raw code, as the feature has yet to be officially enabled on the tablet, according to details listed on a Twitter post. SMS messages are also prohibited from AT&T accounts bundled with the 3G models.

The SMS hack appears to be undeveloped, serving more as a teaser than a practical solution. The Dev Team also warns that its current "Spirit" jailbreak is likely to be quickly closed by Apple.

To work around the service limitations on the bundled AT&T 3G accounts, users must insert a different SIM card from another carrier or SMS-enabled AT&T contract. The iPad utilizes the new Micro-SIM standard, which uses a smaller form than standard SIM cards.

A separate report, posted on iPadInsider, suggests a standard SIM card can be trimmed to fit in a Micro-SIM slot (note: this destructive method has not been tested by MacNN). Users have confirmed that the 3G iPad even works with trimmed T-Mobile SIMs, although the device is only compatible with the carrier's EDGE bands.

It remains unclear if the Dev Team plans to enable a usable form of SMS messaging with an upcoming jailbreak for the iPad. [via Macgasm]




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